You’ll fall in love with Aaron and Amber’s intimate Kingsport wedding, featuring lovely, unforgettable country-chic details!
Amber Duncan + Aaron Ebarb
Featured in the Winter 2013 Tri-Cities Pink Bride Magazine
LOVE STORY: It only took three months for Aaron to get on one knee and ask me to marry him! I came home from a long day at work. It was Harvest Day at the school I work at. I had volunteered to get pied in the face! So needless to say, I was not expecting to drive into a rose-lined garage! He had lined way upstairs to my bedroom with rose petals and candles. The kitchen table was a collage of memorabilia; movie and concert tickets, pictures, candles, and a huge bouquet of flowers! When I finally got upstairs, he was leaning against the bed. He met me in the middle of a heart-shaped rose outline. Our song was playing on the Ipod. What’s even better is he sent flowers to my work with a card saying, “I love you and can’t wait any longer.” I had such a hectic day I didn’t even realize what he was hinting!
WEDDING DETAILS: EVERYONE helped with the planning. Aaron was such a big help. He set up appointments with all kinds of photographers, florists, DJs, etc. So all I had to do was show up and decide! I have two wonderful sisters that went dress shopping, strung string around balloons to make hanging flowerballs, planned showers and parties, etc. We did not hire a planner because we wanted small, simple, and intimate. The most important thing about our wedding was that it was OUR day. We wanted close friends and family because those are the people that really enjoy seeing two families join to one. We wanted the simple, intimate wedding.
Like most brides, I really wanted a June wedding. Aaron and I both wanted an outdoor wedding. I fell in love with the barn/farm setting. When we booked our walk-through at Allandale Mansion, I never dreamed they would have an opening in June (just 8 months away). Many brides like the actual Mansion or the actual barn, but I fell in love with the Pavillion barn. It was beside a big pond with ducks. You could still see the mansion and other barn, and it isn’t enclosed, so I knew it would be airy enough for a summer wedding. My bridesmaids and I wore cowboy boots, and the flower girls went barefoot. We used twine and mason jars for a “country” feel. My colors were natural; sky blue and celadon green. We wanted simple and down-to-earth, and that’s exactly what we had. It was a small, intimate wedding with family and close friends. Maybe my favorite things made for our wedding was the wood work from my dad. He made a 4-tier cupcake stand for the dessert bar and an “&” sign for Aaron and I to hold for pictures! It turned out to be one of my favorite pictures!
We hired Kadees Approach Photography for the wedding. Kadee was very reasonably priced, and it really wasn’t a question that we wanted her to shoot our wedding! She also did our engagement photos and my bridal portraits, of course! That was definitely money well-spent and the best part is I have all these wonderful photos to enjoy forever!
Photographer: Kadee’s Approach Photography
Florist: Connie Timmons
Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Ceremony & Reception Location: Allandale Mansion
Rentals and Décor: Celebrate Rentals
Invitations & Calligraphy: The Wedding Studio
Jewelry: Dempsey’s Jewelers
Bridal Shop, Bridal Party Attire: Annie’s Room
Officiant/Minister: Pastor James W. Nipper